New Patriotic Party (NPP), in a press release, has condemned an attack on a journalist with the Multimedia Group, Ohemaa Sakyiwaa, by a party faithful, Hajia Fati.
Ohemaa Sakyiwaa was slapped when she attempted taking a photo of Hajia Fati after she had successfully prevented Sammy Crabbe, a suspended Vice Chairman of the party from picking up forms to contest for the party’s chairmanship race at the party’s headquarters.
Hajia Fati According to her, the reporter looked like an “onion seller” rather than a journalist.
In the release the ruling party said it distances itself from the act and condemn it unreservedly, and also assures journalists not to be intimidated when going about their duties.
Below is the statement from the party;
NPP condemns attack on journalist
The NPP has noted with concern an alleged attack on a journalist by one of its supporters, Hajia Fati.
We distance ourselves from the act and condemn it unreservedly.
The party wishes to assure Ghanaian journalists that, it respects and cherishes the role of the media as partners in development and does not condone any action intended to suppress press freedom.
No journalist should feel intimidated and must continue to discharge his/her duties without fear.
Though the New Patriotic Party has already begun an internal enquiry into the alleged incident, we will also cooperate with other agencies investigating same.
General Secretary (Ag)
By: Joseph Nii Ankrah.